From the Guardian's excerpt of Immortal Last Words, ten of the more memorable literary farewells:
VIRGINIA WOOLF 1882 – 1941Read about another literary farewell.
‘I feel certain that I'm going mad again …’
Fearing that she was on the brink of the latest in a series of breakdowns, Woolf committed suicide by loading her pockets full of stones and wading into the River Ouse. Her suicide note told her husband that she would rather die than endure another such episode. ‘I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do ... I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. V’
Also see: Best last lines from novels.